2.2.6: Impact of legal entity change on related locations

New GLN
Same GLN
Inactive GLN

When the legal entity GLN changes, GLNs of locations related to the legal entity may remain the same.

Rationale

GLNs of functions, physical locations, and digital locations will always need to have a clear link to the responsible legal entity. Trading partners usually apply contracts such as interoperation agreements to establish such links, which will be updated in case of a legal entity change.

Examples

The legal framework of the legal entity changes, and legal requirements cause its GLN to change (from GLN A to GLN C). GLN B identifying the factory may stay the same.